Don’t spread pornographic materials, warns MCMC

Don’t spread pornographic materials, warns MCMC

PUCHONG: Anyone who is caught uploading, sharing and spreading pornographic materials on their websites can be prosecuted under the court of law.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission issued a statement after unknown persons are said to be spreading out sex videos allegedly involving a minister and a political aide.

“Anyone who is caught uploading, sharing and spreading pornographic material is going against Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

“The persons involved can be fined RM50,000 or spend a year in jail, or both,” the statement reads.

The statement is signed by MCMC’s head of corporate communications department Nurhalili Nadia Mustapha Kamal and its deputy director Markus Lim Han King.

Recently, several unknown persons have added media personnel and PKR members in Whatsapp groups, disseminating videos showing two men engaged in homosexual intercourse.

Muhammad Haziq Abdul Aziz, an aide to a deputy minister had claimed that he was the man in the video, allegedly having sex with Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.

The minister had denied the allegations and had instructed his aide to initiate legal action on the matter.

MCMC said that it will not hesitate to investigate and block any website running in breach of the law.  

“We also welcome the cooperation of social media platform such as Facebook to ensure pornographic materials does not go viral.

“We will take all necessary measures to monitor the situation and we will not hesitate to take stern action against those who breach the law,” the statement reads.

By G Vinod

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